Chuck Charles (Anna Friel) leads a very solitary life. She finds solace and a psychological escape in the books she reads, which is - I think - the reason why most people read. Isn’t the escapist nature of reading which makes it so appealing and addictive?
“You’re either living or you’re dead. When you’re living, you’re alive. When you’re dead, that’s what you are. But when you’re dead and then you’re not, you’re alive again. Can’t we say "alive again”? Didn’t that sound nice?“
“Young Ned could touch dead things and bring them back to life. It was a gift given to him, but not by anyone in particular. There was no box, no instructions, no manufacturer’s warranty. It just was.”